Report 2015-129 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)

Recommendation #17 To: King City

To ensure that it is appropriately maintaining custody of evidence items and complying with POST recommendations, the Department should develop a process by September 2016 for the chief to review compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.

1-Year Agency Response

In addition to the policy provided in Exhibit 4, a copy of the checklist form developed by the Police Chief is provided as Exhibit 5.

  • Completion Date: June 2017
  • Response Date: July 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

The Police Chief has developed and is issuing a policy and procedure to set forth the process for reviewing compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.

  • Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending

The Department's policy for inspection of the evidence room provides for a monthly inspection of the evidence storage facility by the supervisor of the evidence custodian. However, the policy does not discuss a process for the chief to review compliance with the monthly inspection requirement.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

60-Day Agency Response

The Police Chief is developing a process as recommended.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2016
  • Response Date: December 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2015-129

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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